Beside the teak tree, there was a small herb plant growing. The teak tree often stated that he was very strong, and that nothing could defeat him. Hearing this, the herb replied, “Dear friend, too much pride is harmful. Even the strong will fall one day.”
The teak, however, ignored the herb’s words. One day, a heavy storm struck the forest. The herb bowed low, but the teak did not. The storm kept growing stronger. The teak could no longer bear and felt its strength give way. He tried his best to stand upright, but he was uprooted. When everything was calm again, the herb plant stood straight. He looked around and saw that the proud teak had fallen.
MORAL: Too much pride is harmful. Even the strong can fall one day